IPL 2019: 3 Teams with the best spin-bowling arsenal
When the T20 format was announced and was still in the embryonic stage, most people thought it would be the end of the slow bowlers- the spinners. Now a fully grown format of the game, the same spinners have turned into the beasts for the teams.
Veteran Amit Mishra is among the highest wicket-takers in the IPL alongside prominent T20 death bowlers like Lasith Malinga. Pakistan had Saeed Ajmal and now possesses the young Shadab Khan. Rashid Khan lights up T20 tournaments around the globe while Adil Rashid is captain Morgan's trump card in crunch situations. India's very own Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have proved match winners in their own right.
While the mystery leg-spinners are more potent, finger spinners like Mitchell Santner aren't to be left too behind. So dramatic has been their rise that international teams went on a leather hunt for a leg-spinner or mystery spinner to add to their line-ups. Providing crucial break-throughs using their wily skills, they are a crucial cog of any team and play a decisive role in the team's fortunes.
With a host of talented spinners - both local and international, among the ranks this IPL season, let's explore the teams with the best spinning options.
#3 SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
Undisputedly the best bowling line-up in the tournament, SRH's consistency over the years has been largely due to their bowlers. In Rashid Khan, they have an irreplaceable gem. Shakib al Hasan gives control while also adding balance to the squad with his all-around skills. Nabi is a more than capable replacement when the need arises, chipping in with both bat and ball.
In Shahbaz Nadeem, they have acquired a wily fox who can keep the run-rate in check at all times. Youngster Abhishek Shama might not be up to the mark yet with the ball but can as well serve as a replacement for Shakib in case SRH opt for another foreigner in his place.